Hello, glad you made it this far. My name is Rob Eldridge. Pittsburgh, PA has been my hometown for the past 20 years. I cherish the time I’ve had in the Steel City but I’ll always be a Vermonter at heart. I was born and raised in a small town called Swanton. Swanton is 45 miles south of Montreal, Quebec and 35 miles north of Burlington, VT. I grew up listening to some of the best players out there, from Phish to Nobby Reed.
Making and listening to music is my passion. I was immersed in music from an early age. My grandmother was an accomplished pianist and my grandfather was an opera singer. (hear a clip here) My dad is an artist and was an avid collector of vinyl which I’ve fortunately inherited. I navigated my way around sounds and vintage equipment from an early age. My exposure to music has been broad and I enjoy most all sounds that contain melodic sensibility. I’ve shared the stage with some incredible musicians and partnered with some great songwriters during my journey.
Production and Mixing-Engineering Projects:
Worked and completed Rooms Full Of Gardens -EP with Steven Foxbury- Yellow Couch Studios a solo EP….best described as singer-songwriter songs. All songs were written in the open-E tuning. Comparisons to Beck, David Gray, Josh Rouse, Joseph Arthur, Radiohead and Divine Comedy. Also available on Vinyl.
Sonic Planet Studio is located in Bridgeville, PA
I really enjoy making new music with old tools and vintage sounds. That being said I believe and embrace technology.
iMac 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Logic X with Waves Plug-Ins
2015 Apogee Ensemble (see the specs)
Guitars: 1979 Martin D18, 2000 Gibson SG, 1972 Fender Telecaster Custom, 1967 Gibson LG0, 1971 Wurlitzer Piano, 2006 Fender Telecaster Classic 50’s Series, 1991 Fender Precision Bass Highway One, 1970’s Framus 6 String Banjo, 2013 Gibson Tweedy DB
Amps: 2011 Louis Electric, 70’s VibroChamp
Midi Controllers: microKORG
Drums: Yamaha Rydeen
Microphones: Neumann TLM 103, Sterling ST69 PSM Vacuum Tube, Rode NT1-A, Sennheiser E609, Shure 58’s (beta/standard), Monoprice ProAudio Series 600800, AKG D112.
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 280 x4
Monitors: Yamaha HS80M’s